Morning Prayer for Friday in the 24th week of Ordinary Time or St. Robert Bellarmine, B & D

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Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1049
Proper of Seasons: 884
Psalter: Monday, Week II, 1239

Christian Prayer:
Ordinary: 689
Proper of Seasons: 547
Psalter: Monday, Week II, 792

Morning Prayer for Monday in Week 6 of Easter

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

HYMN

Blessing and honor and glory and power,
Wisdom and riches and strength evermore,
Give we to God who our battle has won,
Whose are the kingdom, the crown, and the throne.

Hear through the heavens the sound of God's name,
While rings the earth with God's glory and fame;
Ocean and mountain, stream, forest, and flower
Echo God's praises and tell of God's power.

Ever ascending the song and the prayer;
Ever descending the love that we share;
Blessing and honor and glory and praise--
This is the theme of the hymns that we raise.

Let us give glory and praise to the Lamb;
Taking the robe and the harp and the palm;
Singing the song of the Lamb that was slain,
Dying in weakness but rising to reign.

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PSALMODY

Ant. 1 As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, my God, alleluia.

Psalm 42
Longing for the Lord’s presence in his Temple

Let all who thirst come; let all who desire it, drink from the life-giving water (Revelation 22:17).

Like the deer that yearns
for running streams,
so my soul is yearning
for you, my God.

My soul is thirsting for God,
the God of my life;
when can I enter and see
the face of God?

My tears have become my bread,
by night, by day,
as I hear it said all the day long:
Where is your God?

These things will I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I would lead the rejoicing crowd
into the house of God,
amid cries of gladness and thanksgiving,
the throng wild with joy.

Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

My soul is cast down within me
as I think of you,
from the country of Jordan and Mount Hermon,
from the Hill of Mizar.

Deep is calling on deep,
in the roar of waters;
your torrents and all your waves
swept over me.

By day the Lord will send
his loving kindness;
by night I will sing to him,
praise the God of my life.

I will say to God, my rock:
“Why have you forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning,
oppressed by the foe?”

With cries that pierce me to the heart,
my enemies revile me,
saying to me all day long:
Where is your God?

Why are you cast down, my soul,
why groan within me?
Hope in God; I will praise him still,
my savior and my God.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

Father in heaven, when your strength takes possession of us we no longer say: Why are you cast down, my soul? So now that the surging waves of your indignation have passed over us, let us feel the healing calm of your forgiveness. Inspire us to yearn for you always, like the deer for running streams, until you satisfy every longing in heaven.

Ant. As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, my God, alleluia.

Ant.2 Fill Zion with your praises, Lord, and let your wonders be proclaimed, alleluia.

Canticle – Sirach 36:1-5, 10-13
Prayer of entreaty for the holy city, Jerusalem

This is eternal life: to know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent (John 17:3).

Come to our aid, O God of the universe,
and put all the nations in dread of you!
Raise your hand against the heathen,
that they may realize your power.

As you have used us to show them your holiness,
so now use them to show us your glory.
Thus they will know, as we know,
that there is no God but you.

Give new signs and work new wonders;
show forth the splendor of your right hand and arm.

Gather all the tribes of Jacob,
that they may inherit the land as of old,
Show mercy to the people called by your name;
Israel, whom you named your first-born.

Take pity on your holy city,
Jerusalem, your dwelling place.
Fill Zion with your majesty,
your temple with your glory.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Fill Zion with your praises, Lord, and let your wonders be proclaimed, alleluia.

Ant. 3 The glory of God illumines the city; the Lamb of God is its light, alleluia.

Psalm 19A
Praise of the Lord, Creator of all

The dawn from on high shall break on us… to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78,79).

The heavens proclaim the glory of God,
and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
and night unto night makes known the message.

No speech, no word, no voice is heard
yet their span extends through all the earth,
their words to the utmost bounds of the world.

There he has placed a tent for the sun;
it comes forth like a bridegroom coming from his tent,
rejoices like a champion to run its course.

At the end of the sky is the rising of the sun;
to the furthest end of the sky is its course.
There is nothing concealed from its burning heat.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

To enlighten the world, Father, you sent to us your Word as the sun of truth and justice shining upon mankind. Illumine our eyes that we may discern your glory in the many works of your hand.

Ant. The glory of God illumines the city; the Lamb of God is its light, alleluia.

READING Romans 10:8b-10

The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach). For if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Faith in the heart leads to justification, confession on the lips to salvation.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

RESPONSORY

The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia.
The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia.

He hung upon the cross for us,
alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
The Lord is risen from the tomb, alleluia, alleluia.

CANTICLE OF ZECHARIAH

Ant. By raising Jesus Christ from the dead, God has given us a new birth to a living hope in the promise of an inheritance that will last for ever, alleluia.

Luke 1:68 – 79
The Messiah and his forerunner

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty savior,
born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. By raising Jesus Christ from the dead, God has given us a new birth to a living hope in the promise of an inheritance that will last for ever, alleluia.

INTERCESSIONS

God the Father was glorified in the death and resurrection of his Son. Let us pray to him with confidence, saying:
Lord, enlighten our minds.

Father of lights, you bathed the world in splendor when Christ rose again in glory,
fill our minds with the light of faith.
Lord, enlighten our minds.

Through the resurrection of your Son you opened for us the way to eternal life,
as we work today sustain us with the hope of glory.
Lord, enlighten our minds.

Through your risen Son you sent the Holy Spirit into the world,
set our hearts on fire with spiritual love.
Lord, enlighten our minds.

May Jesus Christ, who was crucified to set us free,
be today our salvation and redemption.
Lord, enlighten our minds.

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Concluding Prayer

Grant,
O merciful God,
that we may experience at all times
the fruit produced by the paschal observances.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

DISMISSAL

May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

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26 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

  1. Let us always pray & give thanks to the. Lord for He always guide us in moments of temptation & lead us all to the right path of live.s let us pray,pray pray for our salvation thru Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  2. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of life, and for providing for all our needs, please keep us safe Jesus, during this time of trial.

    Fr Terry.

  3. Lord enlighten out minds to your Holy Presence; help us to know that we are all interconnected through you, so that we may reject intolerance, prejudice and racism.

  4. Lord be with us in the morning, afternoon, and night in everything we or say now and all the days of our life Amen. May your grace guide us and may we pay attention to your words and commandments Oh Lord. We are facing very hard time only you can solve this problem for us. Help us to pray and to look unto thee.

  5. Thank You LORD ffor all that You have given us thru Your Blessings and Graces and guiding us in the right direction in our life.
    GOD is Good All the Time and Always.

    Today Pray for the sick and the homeless, do not forget the poor souls in purgatory because they to need our prayers…Thank You..

  6. St. John 1 P & M pray for us all. Thank you Lord for your healing powers. We honor & praise Lord, we love Lord Jesus.amen Alleluia

  7. Thank you, Lord, for the blessings of Your Church. Grant us the power to remain strong and faithful followers of Your Way.

    May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

  8. Dear Lord thank you for this day, Dear Lord have mercy on us, enlighten our children , the world
    Bless the doctors and nurses protect them and guide them to do your will through this crisis that we’re going through send your Holy Spirit to guide us to do your holy will , through our lives , enlighten the scientist :
    I thank you Dear Lord, I left up my family and all
    Families, our Church, Priest , the sick,
    lonely , the poor , for those that have no one to pray for, and all the faithful departed, souls in purgatory . Jesus I Trust in You Amen .

  9. Lord, Please help us through this difficult time. May your will be done with respect to the future of our work. Amen

  10. Thank you Jesus for a beautiful weekend in NY. Help us to recover from these dark days with your precious love and guidance.

  11. I pray on this day that the sacrifices of many of our countrymen from ages past will not be in vein, but rather we turn away from the killing of our own preborn children and we become a Catholic Republic and a Christian Nation.

    Otherwise, I fear the efforts and shedding of blood we are to remember today will be of no use where the following question becomes legitimate one:

    What were they fighting and dying for? Is the freedom to Sin and to defy our Lord’s commands worth their lives?

    It starts with all of us to Pray for change and take action to help change those around us to turn to the One True Faith as a Nation.

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us!

    Sacred Heart of Jesus, ora pro nobils!

  12. Come O Holy Spirit fill our heart with compassion & love for our neighbors thru Christ Jesus Your son. Bless us O Lord God & bring us to everlasting life amen.

  13. The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him; a spirit of wisdom and understanding. —-Is 11:2
    Reflection. Those who are led by the Holy Spirit have a great concept of everything.
    Hence, many unlettered people enjoy such knowledge more than the wise. —-St. John Vianney
    Prayer. Father of every good gift, send forth Your spirit upon me with His sevenfold gifts. Grant that I may see everything with Your eyes and always act according to Your will.

  14. I like to pray for all who lost their lives in physical war and spiritual war especially the souls who lost their lives to addiction. God have mercy on all of us

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